I vividly remember the buildup to the first “Wear Purple” Spirit Day in 2010, created days after Tyler Clementi took his own life after being ‘outed’ on the Internet by his college roommate.
Reilly and her merry band of internet droogs (Luigi and Anthrax, which are obviously their real names) seem to believe that the best way to fix bullying is with more bullying, which is like throwing gasoline on a fire to put it out.
I love Ellis because he never bores me. Every day, I’m inundated with bland celebrities who have nothing to say. Or, if they do, they don’t have the balls to say it. Their presence doesn’t offend me, per se, but it also doesn’t excite me. More and more, it seems like I’m just looking for things that give me a visceral reaction.
This preoccupation with “wills” isn’t just a contest to come up with the best catchphrase; it’s the search to discover the root motivation(s) of human behavior. Why do human beings do what we do? Why do we maintain crazy beliefs, engage in crazy activities, and stay in crazy relationships?
Bullying and other forms of harassment in school settings have taken on various new forms in the past years because of technologies like webcams, phone cameras, Facebook, and Twitter. This past Wednesday, former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was formally charged with hate crimes involving a webcam and Twitter.
Who could have imagined that a doctor would deliberately inject you with something dangerous – when their own Hippocratic oath begins with “First, do no harm?” Who could imagine a roommate so viciously homophobic that they’d tape you having gay sex and stream it live?